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Isn't Mother Nature just wonderful?

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Aug 2013 - 4:47 PM
Focal Length:180mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/3200sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Defying Gravity
Username:barbarahirst barbarahirst
Uploaded:17 Aug 2013 - 6:36 PM
Tags:Flowers & plants, General, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:54
Voters:ugly · ChristineD · mrswoolybill · User_Removed · RonnieAG · buxton · Badgerfred · NaturesHaven · CarolG · lonely_oryx · Derek_Fearn · morpheus1955 · Philip_H · pascalg · SlowSong · moiral · Michaela_Solway · briantjjones · NDODS · 213hardy · BlueRoom · richmowil · EAS · EyesFront · pluckyfilly · woolybill1 · Lillian · Alan_Baseley · Irishkate · zapar40 · carmenfuchs · mikbee · LynneJoyce · Hermanus · Potra · marktc · GordonLack · jaktis · lifesnapper · CaroleS · TrevBatWCC · jovanovic · cjl47 · mex · digital_boi · alligatorpants · AlexAppleby · rambler · kuvailija · fificat100 · Glostopcat · Chinga · ChiliMan · gwynn56 ·
Views:138
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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8751 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1241 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2013 - 6:50 PM

Hanging on by the seat of its pants. So to speak...
Moira

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2013 - 6:59 PM

I have seen trees, mainly rowans, growing from cracks in rocks but never one at this gravity defying angle. Strong image with the slope on the diagonal.
Ronnie.

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2013 - 7:07 PM

Amazing SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Carol

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lonely_oryx
17 Aug 2013 - 7:07 PM

Nicely caught

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moiral
moiral  5 Scotland
17 Aug 2013 - 7:48 PM

Looks like a solitary tree on a windswept hill. Well captured. Moira

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Michaela_Solway

Great on the diagonal shot.. Wink

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44244 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom116 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2013 - 9:16 PM

Clinging on for life, a great image with high impact and many connotations Barbara

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2013 - 9:55 PM

Well spotted and captured!! Its got damn good roots to stay up at that angle Barbara!!

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2013 - 10:12 PM

Plants of all shapes and sizes never cease to amaze me! Great capture.

Ann

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8343 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2013 - 10:20 PM

Poor ole tree looks as if its had some very windy conditions to cope with over the years

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2013 - 10:24 PM

must be strong winds there
but a really great shot
Lillian

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom84 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2013 - 11:00 PM

Well seen as always by your beady eyes!
Yes it is amazing that trees grow at this angle.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2013 - 2:01 AM

I shall come back later to see if there are any camera club judges about.
They will comment that you need to straighten your horizon !!
Mick.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2013 - 3:12 AM

No prizes for guessing which way the prevailing winds blow here!

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Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
18 Aug 2013 - 4:31 AM

An amazing image Barbara !! Very well taken Smile

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Potra
Potra Plus Member 2Potra vcard Venezuela
18 Aug 2013 - 5:58 AM

Awesome shot F.G.!!!!! What a great image you captured here.
M

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jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
18 Aug 2013 - 7:08 AM

It is wonderful

Peter

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lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2013 - 7:24 AM

Smashing image Barbara, perfect Title. Reminds me of a Woman I saw at the River Boat FestivalWink

John Smile

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CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 5255 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2013 - 8:13 AM

One of those images you look at study. All those crazy anglesSmile

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2013 - 10:38 AM

Amazing! I've seen trees at funny angles before, but never as dramatic as this! Wink
Trev Smile

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digital_boi
18 Aug 2013 - 2:29 PM

bit like me Barbara after a few good find well shot with the slope on the diagonal

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fificat100
19 Aug 2013 - 1:55 PM

Amazing find. Well seen drama Grin

Lavina

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19 Aug 2013 - 8:26 PM

What an amazing sight, I thought some of the trees at the top of Cleeve common were swindwept but they are nothing compared to this!

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Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 - 5:58 AM

Incredible that it's still alive! Interesting angle of growth.
Nice find...
IB

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